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Using artwork to express emotion

To me, art is life. My mom was an art teacher when she was in South Korea and I always watched her teaching her students. She also taught me how to draw and paint, from the time I was 8 years old.

February 11, 2009 | By Youhwa Shin For The Signal | SCV Schools


It’s déjà vu all over again — and again

I can't help but wonder: Is The Signal trying to portray a worthy newspaper or a National Enquirer?

February 11, 2009 | By Nadine Teter Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Break the downward economic spiral

The current administration and Congress are striving to implement elements of fiscal and monetary policies that will turn around our economy.

February 11, 2009 | By Donald A. Moskowitz Londonderry, N.H. | Letters to the Editor


Not so fast Saugus; Canyon spoils bid for title

Hold that thought.

February 11, 2009 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Cowboys find touch, positives

Despite the Canyon boys basketball team being 1-7 in the Foothill League heading into Tuesday's game against Saugus, the Cowboys' head coach had one goal for his team.

February 11, 2009 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


City saves taxpayer money via comparative shopping

The City of Santa Clarita saved nearly $200,000 in the last fiscal quarter through the use of the competitive process in purchasing. By shopping around for the best price for projects and procurements, the City proactively ensures that public funds are spent in the most responsible manner.

The City's purchasing policy, established in the municipal code, states that most purchases costing $2,000 or more require a purchase order and at least three competitive quotes or responses from prospective bidders. Purchases of $20,000 or more, except professional services and public projects, must go through a formal bid ...

February 10, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Federal, state wildfire aid tops $27.6 million

PASADENA, Calif. - More than $27.6 million in federal and state disaster assistance has been approved for the November wildfires in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Santa Barbara counties.

February 10, 2009 | Source: FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) | SCV Raw


L.A.'s Villaraigosa joins other mayors to lobby Congress on Economic Recovery Plan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2009 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- A delegation of American mayors including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will meet tomorrow with lawmakers on Capitol Hill in a final push for passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

February 10, 2009 | Source: U.S. Conference of Mayors | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita City Manager's message, Feb. 2009

We're already into the second month of the year for 2009!

February 10, 2009 | By Ken Pulskamp City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


L.A. County restaurant grading system a role model for the nation

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's Restaurant Grading System continues to serves as a role model for the nation, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, following the City of New York's adoption of a restaurant grading system closely modeled after the County's.

Initiated by Supervisor Antonovich in 1997, the County's Restaurant Food Grading provides consumers with vital information to make informed choices on the food establishments they choose to patronize.

February 10, 2009 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | SCV Raw


Armstrong & more Amgen stars up for fan autographs and photos

The Amgen Tour of California riders will be available for autographs and pictures prior to opening ceremonies on Saturday morning, Feb. 21.

February 10, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Supe presses for county healthcare worker background checks

LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will introduce a motion at today's Board meeting directing the Chief Executive Officer to establish a standard protocol for the performance of criminal background checks to be followed by all registry and temporary staffing agency contractors to ensure they comply with their contractual responsibilities prior to dispatching staff to County facilities.

"We must ensure that all contact employees have been properly screened to determine their fitness to provide care for patients in our County facilities and clinics," said Antonovich. "Requiring agencies to perform these checks adds an additional safeguard on top of ...

February 10, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | SCV Raw


SCV student musicians selected for state honor bands

A number of Hart District music students will be among the top student musicians from across the state performing in honor bands which will perform for the California Band Directors Association (CBDA) and California Association for Music Education (CAME) conventions this month and March.

February 10, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


BioSolar Progresses to Next Stage of Pre-Production, Citing Positive and Consistent Test Results

BioSolar, Inc. (OTC BB: BSRC), developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar modules, reports that results of testing on BioBacksheetTM samples from the first pre-production runs have been consistent and satisfactory; which gets the company's one step closer to full scale commercial production.

The BioBacksheetTM, a protective covering for photovoltaic solar cells made from renewable plant sources, rather than the expensive petroleum-based film currently in use, is expected to cost less than traditional petroleum-based backsheets. Backsheets are used in virtually all solar panels.

February 10, 2009 | Source: BioSolar, Inc. | SCV Raw


County parks, recreation to host off-highway vehicle workshop

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a public workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Castaic Sports Complex as part of the county Off-Highway Vehicle Dialogue.

February 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Promote self-sufficiency and strong marriages

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.

January 23, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Remember those who lost their health care plans

This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)

January 23, 2014 | By Phyllis Grekin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is climate a hoax?

I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).

January 23, 2014 | By Richard La Motte Valencia | Letters to the Editor


SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


County supervisor to speak at SCV Chamber State of the County luncheon

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


Busting misconceptions about investor perceptions

We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.

March 31, 2013 | By LuzAnna Malec Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors | Banking & Finance


Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Bayless is…

March 31, 2013 | By Andrea McAfee Controller, Bayless Engineering | Industry


Hart School District aims to make every graduate’s post-secondary dream a reality

With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Education


Santa Clarita homebuyers find many advantages with Pardee Homes and Fair Oaks Ranch

Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Business & Real Estate


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